Funny story about an interesting coincidence. Samjam158 is from the same town that my husband grew up in and not too far from where I was born and raised (about 5 miles down the road). I’m not originally from Virginia, but rather a small town on the east central coast of FL (the Space Coast is what we call it.) You may have heard of Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral, well I’m from that general area.
The Knitting Game
An explanation of The Knitting Game can be found here on the blog or on our Ravlery Group.
100% Corridale in dark blue and crabapple from Louet purchased from Uniquities in Vienna, VA. I think I’m going to 3-ply this yarn. I’ve spun up 3 oz. on bobbin #1 and 1 oz on bobbin #2, so I have a bit to go.
What/How I got the idea: Here is the explanation about how I got the idea and the general rules.
Why: To give me the opportunity to broaden my knitting knowledge using the resources I already have on hand.
Who: I’ll be sharing and initiating the week’s patterns and voting, but if you want to follow along or start your own knitting game. Go for it, and let me know so I can let folks know what you’re up to and how to vote on your projects.
When: I plan to record The Knitting Game and Other Stuff on Thursdays and post the new podcasts on Saturday. So the voting for the round’s patterns will be open from Saturday through Thursdays since I will announce the round winner and next weeks new pattern on the podcast.
Since its January and everyone is planning out the next year, I thought I would get into the act too. The idea popped into my head yesterday as I was working on a sewing project. I was sitting there at my ironing board facing my bookshelf. Right there in front of me must have been a couple of hundred of dollars in knitting books. I sat there almost dumbstruck by what was staring back at me, a library of resources and patterns that I hardly use. So my plan, for the next year, is to knit something each month from one of my books, and I’m going to ask for your help.
Each month I’m going to pick one book, probably with a short review. From that book, each week I’m going to post a poll with two patterns from the month’s book. At the end of the week, the winning pattern will move on to the next round against another pattern from the featured book, so on and so on until at the last week of the month. On the final Saturday the pattern with the most votes will be the pattern I knit.
That will be 10 projects for the year in addition to my spinning, sewing and hiking! I have a feeling this will expand my horizons and be a lot of fun too. Next year I’ll be able to do a full year. With this in mind, this Saturday I will post the feature book for February and the first poll for my March knitting project.
Please, also feel free to knit the project along with me. I will be posting updates on my progress. I might not finish each project in that month, but then it will give me an excuse to have more than one project going at a time.